Dbanj Cleared of Rape as Seyitan Withdraws Case Against Singer

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Nigerian music star Oyebanjo Dapo also known as Dbanj has settled with Seyitan Babatayo, the 25-year-old woman who accused him of rape.

Recalled that Seyitan had in June accused Dbanj of raping her in a hotel on December 30, 2018.

Just recently, a non-profit sexual abuse organization, Stand To End Rape (STER) which had been thoroughly involved in trying to seek justice on behalf of Seyitan returned to social media with an update on the matter.

Seyitan Babatayo

STER said in an official statement that Seyitan has agreed to a private settlement devoid of any monetary compensation with the music star.

“We hereby officially notify you of our client’s intention to withdraw and discontinue her petition against Mr Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’Banj for personal reasons.

“Our client further humbly applies that the investigation and all other action that is currently being carried out by the police with respect to the statement,” the letter reads in part.

STRR also disclosed that they refused to be involved in talks over a settlement  between the ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner and the young lady as it goes against the organisation’s policy.

“Such settlements, in our experience, often involve an asymmetry of power between the accused and the victim.”

Dbanj (left) and music mogul, Don Jazzy (right)

Reports of the settlement has been confirmed by investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, who took to her Twitter page with court documents showing that Dbanj has been cleared of the rape accusation.

Seyitan had accused Dbanj of raping her at Glee Hotel , Victoria Island, Lagos in December 2018, an allegation he has denied several times.

Read the full statement below:

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‪Press Statement: In line w/ our key values— integrity & transparency; this is a detailed report of STER & partner NGO’s intervention in the case of Ms Seyitan Babatayo against Mr Oyebanjo (aka D'Banj).‬ ‪Press Statement: Inline w/ our key values— integrity & transparency; this is a detailed report of STER & partner NGO’s intervention in the case of Ms Seyitan Babatayo against Mr Oyebanjo (aka D'Banj).‬ . Correction: There was an omission of the word 'thousand' in the amount donated by Nigerians through Wine & Whine NG. We would like to clarify that "all accounts of expenditure on the One Million and Six Hundred Thousand Naira" have been accounted for. Thank you. #StandtoEndRape

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